Not only were they sitting in first place about a month ago, but nearly everyone in the world picked them as the favorites to win it all in the American League this year. But if they lose tonight’s game, and they have John Lackey going up against Ivan Nova, the Red Sox will be tied with the Rays.
The Yankees also clinched the best record in the American League today. They are currently at 97-61, nobody else can win more than 96. They are also just one game behind the Phillies for the best record in baseball (thank you partially goes to the Mets for that).
Winning today’s first game for the Yankees was A.J. Burnett who picked up his very first victory against the Sox while wearing Pinstripes. Congrats, it only took three years. He actually pitched damn well though as he went 7.2 innings and allowed just two runs, a pair of solo shots by Jacoby Ellsbury. Aside from that Boston didn’t do much of anything.
The Yankees are going for the sweep tonight at 6:30 p.m.